Given Name NAOMI (1)

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: נָעֳמִי (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: nay-O-mee (English), nie-O-mee (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).

Though long common as a Jewish name, Naomi was not typically used as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation. A notable bearer is the British model Naomi Campbell (1970-).


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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Noemin (Biblical Greek), Na'omi (Biblical Hebrew), Noemi (Biblical Latin), Noemi (Czech), Noémi, Noémie (French), Noemi (German), Noémi (Hungarian), Noemi (Italian), Noémia (Portuguese), Noêmia (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Noemí, Nohemi (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Na'omi, Naomi (2)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Naómi, Naómí, Naomí
Entry updated May 31, 2018